Colin Allen, a distinguished professor in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of History and Philosophy of Science, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for 2021.
In 2020, Bopaya Bidanda, the Ernest E. Roth Professor and chair of the Department of Industrial Engineering at Pitt's Swanson School of Engineering, was elected president of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, the largest professional society dedicated to industrial engineering.
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation named three Pitt faculty members as 2020 Sloan Research Fellows: Susan Fullerton, an assistant professor in the Swanson School of Engineering; Michael Hatridge, an assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences; and Robert E.C. Lee, an assistant professor of Computational and Systems Biology in the School of Medicine.
Toi Derricotte, professor emerita in the Department of English within the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, was the 2020 recipient of the Frost Medal for distinguished lifetime achievement in poetry.
In 2020, Anjali Sachdeva, a lecturer in the Department of English, was named a Literature Fellow by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Paul M. Palevsky was named president-elect of the National Kidney Foundation's board in 2020. Palevsky is a professor of medicine and clinical and translational science in the renal-electrolyte division of the School of Medicine.
Lisa S. Parker and Robert M. Arnold were elected fellows to The Hastings Center, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization of research scholars studying ethical questions in medicine, science and technology that help inform policy, practice and policy understanding. Parker is the Dickie, McCarney & Chilcote Professor of Bioethics at Pitt, where she directs the Center for Bioethics and Health Law. Arnold is a Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine and chief of the section of palliative care and medical ethics.
Pitt Jazz Studies Director Nicole Mitchel was named a 2020 United States Artists Fellow.
Max Schuster, an assistant professor of practice in the School of Education, was selected for the 2019-2020 National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NAPSA) Emerging Faculty Leaders Academy.
National Academy of Medicine
Election to the the academy, one of the highest honors in health and medicine, recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service. Pitt's current NAM members include:
Toren Finkel, professor of cardiology and director of Pitt's Aging Institute, elected in 2020.
Amy Wagner, professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation and neuroscience, 2020.
Clifton Callaway, the Ronald D. Stewart Endowed Chair in Research in Pitt's Department of Emergency Medicine and executive vice chair of emergency medicine at UPMC, 2018.
Robert M. Friedlander, the Walter E. Dandy Professor of Neurosurgery and Neurobiology in Pitt's School of Medicine and chair of the UPMC Department of Neurological Surgery, 2018.
Amy Houtrow, associate professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation and pediatrics, School of Medicine, and chief of the Division of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 2018.
Donald M. Yearly, professor of emergency medicine and of clinical and translational sciences, School of Medicine, and chair of emergency medicine at UPMC, 2017.
Yoel Sadovsky, director of the Magee-Womens Research Institute and professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive sciences, School of Medicine, 2013
Michael Boninger, professor and chair, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2012
Jennifer R. Grandis, Distinguished Professor and vice chair for research, Department of Otolaryngology, 2012
Nancy E. Davidson, professor of medicine, Hillman Professor of Oncology, associate vice chancellor for cancer research, and director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and UPMC Cancer Centers, 2011
Jeannette E. South-Paul, UPMC Andrew W. Mathieson Professor and chair, Department of Family Medicine, 2011
Jeremy Berg, associate senior vice chancellor for science strategy and planning for the schools of the health sciences, 2010
Donald S. Burke, dean of the Graduate School of Public Health and UPMC-Jonas Salk Chair in Global Health, 2009
David H. Perlmutter, Vira I. Heinz Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, 2008.
David A. Lewis, professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neuroscience and director of the Translational Neuroscience Program, 2007
Timothy R. Billiar, George Vance Foster Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, 2006
David Brent, professor of psychiatry, pediatrics, and epidemiology in the School of Medicine and academic chief,adolescent psychiatry at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, 2005
James M. Roberts, professor and vice chair for research in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, 2002
Karen A. Matthews, professor of psychiatry, epidemiology, and psychology and director of the cardiovascular behavioral medicine research training program at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic and of the Pittsburgh Mind-Body Center, 2002
Ellen Frank, professor of psychiatry and psychology, 1999
Bruce G. Buchanan, professor of computer science, philosophy, and medicine, 1997
Richard L. Simmons, distinguished service professor in the Department of Surgery, 1994
Bernard D. Goldstein, professor emeritus and former dean of the Graduate School of Public Health, 1991
Savio L-Y Woo, Distinguished University Professor and director of the Musculoskeletal Research Center, 1991
David J. Kupfer, professor and chair of the Department of Psychiatry and professor of neuroscience in the School of Medicine, 1990
Judith R. Lave, codirector of the Center for Research on Health Care and professor of health economics, business administration, economics, and psychiatry, 1990
National Academy of Sciences
NAS is a private, non-profit society of distinguished scholars engaged in scientific and engineering research. An Act of Congress, signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, calls upon the NAS to provide independent advice to the government on matters related to science and technology. Pitt's current NAS members include:
Anna C. Balazs, Distinguished Professor, Swanson School of Engineering, 2021
Ivet Bahar, chair, Department of Computational and Systems Biology, 2020
Yuan Chang, Distinguished Professor and American Cancer Society Professor in the Department of Pathology, 2012
Patrick S. Moore, Distinguished Professor and American Cancer Society Professor, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, 2012
Peter Strick, Distinguished Professor, Departments of Neurobiology and Psychiatry, 2012
Angela M. Gronenborn, UPMC Rosalind Franklin Professor and Chair, Department of Structural Biology, 2007
Susan Amara, Thomas Detre Professor and Chair, Department of Neurobiology, and Codirector of Pitt's Center for Neuroscience, 2004
Robert D. Drennan, professor, Department of Anthropology, 2004
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Founded in 1780, AAAS is an independent policy research center that conducts interdisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems. AAAS Fellows currently on the Pitt faculty include:
Kirk Savage, William S. Dietrich II Professor of the History of Art and Architecture, elected in 2021.
Graham F. Hatfull, Eberly Family Professor of Biotechnology and HHMI Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, 2020
Angela Gronenborn, Distinguished Professor of Structural Biology, School of Medicine, and professor of bioengineering, Swanson School of Engineering, 2018
Terrance A. Hayes, professor, Department of English, 2016
James F. Woodward, Distinguished Professor, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, 2016
Lauren B. Resnick, University Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science, 2013.
Bruce A. Freeman, professor and chair, Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology, 2012
Peyman Givi, James T. MacLeod Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, and professor, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, 2012
Valerian E. Kagan, professor and vice chair, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, 2012
Allan R. Sampson, professor, Department of Statistics and Department of Biostatistics, 2012
Nuel D. Belnap Jr., Alan Ross Anderson Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, 2008
Mark L. Wilson, professor of philosophy, director of graduate studies, and a fellow of Pitt's Center for Philosophy of Science, 2007
Anil K. Gupta, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, professor of history and philosophy of science, and a fellow of Pitt's Center for Philosophy of Science, 2006
Peter L. Strick, Distinguished Professor of Neurobiology and Psychiatry and codirector of Pitt's Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, 2004
Robert Brandom, Distinguished Service Professor of Philosophy, 2000
John S. Earman, University Professor of the History and Philosophy of Science, 1993
John McDowell, Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy, 1992